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This is a for a prerendered isometric online game. The image on the left shows my initial loose concept design (removed per client request... sorry), and the image on the right shows my final 3D modeled, shaded and lit set (created in Autodesk Maya 8.5, rendered with MentalRay). For this project my good friend Brett has been helping me with the 3D modeling so I could focus on the concept designs and on the final shading/lighting. Check out Brett's excellent work for this location here... Shanghai

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RavensLore Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think the detailing of the garden with the building, and the top of the garden wall are amazing examples of why this whole series is so extraordinary. Also, the direction of the lighting works great with the isometric view in all of them. If I was going to change anything I would make the light slightly less pink in some of the city views. Overall, these are some of the most delightful pieces of CGI I've ever seen.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Wow, really? Thank you! That's a high compliment. As for the pink... this game is aimed at girls and was supposed to have somewhat feminine color themes.
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wish04 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Digital Artist
Out of all the landscapes, this one is my favorite. It's very beautiful and the details are amazing.

Can't wait to see the game! :D
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks! I'm honored that you like it.
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:iconarwenita:
arwenita Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe a tad to pinkish to me, but IT'S AMAZING! I love love love it!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yes, I was trying to get different palettes for each location.
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:iconarwenita:
arwenita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
hhehe, i don't want to sound just like a silly fav it all, but i actually do love them all :P i have something with landscapes hehe xD
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:dance: Great!
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drewbrand Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
I am so intrigued by these. I keep coming back :) I'd love to see a wire frame for on of these...but I guess my main question is about the geometry: Is is mostly simple corners, or are do they have little rounds on them to make the lighting just that much more interesting.
I love these so much.

Drew
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Awesome! I'm so glad you like them. No hard edges allowed. Everything is modeled with true rounded corners to let the light do it's magic properly. :)
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drewbrand Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Ok, that's what I thought. I knew you were a stickler for that.
Thanks.

Drew
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Very true
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marchplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow! just wow! totally amazing-i really enjoy seeing the "before" concept and then the final rendered piece with the 3d shading and lighting. wonderful
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:hug: Thank you!
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:iconlotrlegolas:
LOTRLegolas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
The blue shadows really completes the scene, amazing work!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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sharpie99 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
It's so cool to see the transition between the loose rough style and the tight final 3D version. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you! And you're welcome!
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Carlotta4th Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
I only have one suggestion for this one: I really like those lilies in your concept design. It's quite a pity that they're not in the final...
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Do you mean the gold fish in the water? That should be animated in the final game.
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:iconcarlotta4th:
Carlotta4th Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh--those were fish? I thought they were lilies. Well, moving fish are even better!

Just ignore me, then.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Well, little squiggle orange lines are a bit hard to tell. :)
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:iconallaze-eroler:
Allaze-eroler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
funny, it looks like ine red alert 3 level XD
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I'm not sure I know that one
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:iconallaze-eroler:
Allaze-eroler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you see some screnshot of red alert 3, you will noticed the similar rendring ^_^
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I shall look for it
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:iconallaze-eroler:
Allaze-eroler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, you should :)
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BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the green water seems to saturated and the other one...to blurry for the calm way it is there...and i think there's something more that's bugging me about the water..but idk what >_>
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jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
The client wanted nice saturated tones and our reference photos show it very green. I added the soft reflections just to make it... softer on the eyes
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:iconpixelbudah:
pixelbudah Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can pick your works out of a million ones cause the mood is so great
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Awesome! Thank you yet again!
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:iconpixelbudah:
pixelbudah Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
pleasure is all mine :D
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:iconunshakentomato:
unshakentomato Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Ha ha. I was there just last month. Small world.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
really? Cool!
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:icondegodson:
degodson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
lovely
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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:iconmelodyxox:
MelodyXoX Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
My home city c:

Looks much like the miniature of the real scene. Though I don't remember the garden.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Great! That's supposed to the the Yuyuan gardens
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:iconmelodyxox:
MelodyXoX Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
ohh I see c: I haven't been there yet even though I lived there for half my life. Thanks. c:
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Isn't that so true... when we live close to something we are less likely to visit it. :)
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Naga-Shesh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Wow,i like it! I love playing Sim City and it would really be cool if it have some set buildings like this.

You should send this to Maxis games!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thanks! Yes, the game will come out very soon. I will post something about it when it does. :)
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Kata Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I agree I love how clean these are, great detail without making it look too busy :)
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you! Yes, detail without clutter is a delicate balance and it had to be worked out in the design very carefully
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Kizxm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Oh wow, the colors in this are great and it looks so clean and fantastic c:
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you very much! It was a fun project
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